JOE (1889, Excursion Vessel)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
76791
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Grand Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Excursion Vessel
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Thomas W. Kirby
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas W. Kirby, Grand Haven, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14 x 12" - 100hp @140rpm engine by Grand Haven Iron Works 5 x 81 firebox boiler, 100# steam by Johnston Brothers.
Dimensions
Length:
80'
Beam:
16.7'
Depth:
6.3'
Tonnage (gross):
38.3
Tonnage (net):
30.88
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Holland, MI., Black Lake entrance.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
17 Sep 1903
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Fruit.
Notes:
Bound Saugatuck, MI - Holland, MI, engine failed in storm, broke up after being pushed ashore. Crew rescued by lifesaving service. 1903, Nov 6 Boiler & engine recovered.
History

1889, Mar 28 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI.

1892, May 21 Owned James M. Bradley, Muskegon.

1892, Dec 17 Owned W.A. Boswell & J.N. Pike, Benton Harbor, MI.

1894, Jul 7 Owned Ellen E. Bradley, Muskegon; ran Saugatuck - Holland.

1896, Aug 24 Rebuilt, 2 decks, 59.67 gross / 52.25 net tons; ran Saugatuck - Chicago & Milwaukee, WI.

1899, Nov 3 Owned Neil Gallagher, St. James, MI; ran Charlevoix, MI - Beaver Island.

1900, Aug 29 Rebuilt; 85 gross / 67 net tons.

1901, Jun 17 Owned D.M. Gerber, Saugatuck, MI.

1901, Aug 23 Rebuilt, housed in; 99 gross / 81 net tons.

1903, Sep 17 Wrecked Lake Michigan; owned Upham & Weed, Saugatuck.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

JOE (1889, Excursion Vessel)
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